HC Deb 06 November 1978 vol 957 cc61-2W
Mr. Lawson

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the yield of industrial and commercial rates in 1977–78, both in total and as divided, however approximately, between public sector and private sector ratepayers; and what are his best estimates of the comparable figures for 1978–79.

Mr. Guy Barnett

The available information is as follows:

1977–78 £million 1978–79 £million
Estimated yield of non-domestic rates England and Wales 2,832 3,012

Relative share of non-domestic rates

  • Mainly private sector (Commercial, industrial undertakings, and entertainment and recreational) 71 per cent.
  • Mainly public sector (Other undertakings, mainly public utilities, educational and cultural and miscellaneous) 29 per cent.